Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Artist of the Week: Salvador Dali

The Persistence of Memory (1931)

Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) (1936)

For Salvador Dali, using the term eccentric as a descriptor would be an overwhelming understatement. The Spanish surrealist was known for the striking -- and at times appalling -- images in his work as much as he was for his flamboyant lifestyle. These are two of his most famous pieces. One reflective on life in general, the other borne out of a country on the brink of inner turmoil -- much like Guenica my favorite Picasso.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing artist! One of my favorites. I enjoy scanning each of his painting for newly discovered details. This one speaks struggle to me. Great post L. Can't wait for next week's artist. I love the variety of work you've hand picked. Keep up the good research, it fuels my inspiration!



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